Trek Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Breathtaking waterfalls and bright blue lagoons in the heart of the Havasupai Indian reservation...

Your trekking challenge

Venture down 3,100 feet into the very heart of the magnificent Grand Canyon on an ancient Indian trail leading to the Havasupai Reservation.

This incredible five day trek takes us to the most beautiful, secluded and little known oasis in the Canyon with the rare chance to share life with the locals. Amazing red rock formations, stunning waterfalls and crystal clear lagoons ending with a celebration in the bright lights of Las Vegas... what are you waiting for?

Grand Canyon

Your itinerary

Day 1 - UK to Phoenix

We depart the UK for our flight to Phoenix. Upon arrival we meet our local guides and transfer to our hotel. The rest of the evening is free to do as you wish.

Day 2 - Acclimatisation Trek at Oak Creek

Following breakfast, we transfer north for approximately two hours, through the Sonoran Desert, onto the high elevation plateaus and red rock canyons of north central Arizona to Sedona. This is considered to be the spiritual epicentre of the southwest by native Americans.

We begin trekking late morning along Oak Creek Canyon, home to rock monoliths such as Cathedral Rock. We’ll have a picnic lunch near the creek then transfer to Flagstaff.

Distance trekked – approx. 5-8 miles.

Day 3 - Hualapai Hilltop to Havasu Creek

Our Grand Canyon experience begins! Following an early breakfast, we travel to Hualapai Hilltop – the start of our decent into paradise! Starting at 5,400 feet, this demanding trail begins with winding switchbacks until it reaches a dry streambed where it begins to level out.

After a trailside lunch, we descend deeper into the labyrinth of red sandstone before reaching the village of Havasupai, which means “people of the blue-green water”, and has the last post office in the US that’s still serviced by mule train!

We continue hiking for two more miles to our base camp, idyllically situated next to the bright, blue-green waters of Havasu Creek, where we stay for three nights.

Distance trekked – approx. 10 miles.

Day 4 - Mooney Falls and Beaver Falls

After breakfast we set off on today’s challenging trek, arriving first at Mooney Falls, then descending a steep trail with tunnels and ladders cut into the brittle stone next to the waterfall. After a successful descent we continue to the top of Beaver Falls and take a quick jump into a deep pool in order to continue. Our guides spend a large portion of their year scouting off-the-beaten-track options that are both exciting and safe; they will support you every step of the way. Next we trek down along a series of limestone ledges to a giant, beautiful pool at the base of the main cascade of Beaver Falls. Turn around and look up at the 80 feet of cascading water and stand in awe of your accomplishment!

Distance trekked – approx. 8 miles.

Day 5 - Carbonate Canyon

Today we will hike up Carbonate Canyon to explore and then return to Havasu Falls for lunch before heading on to Navajo Falls. We will then ascend up onto the Esplanade, with spectacular views overlooking our camp and Havasu Falls.

We trek on a narrow path which traverses this natural bench carved into the canyon walls to be rewarded with some breathtaking views.

On our return to camp we will have a special dinner as it’s our last night in paradise!

Distance trekked – approx. 9 miles.

Day 6 - Havasu Creek to Canyon rim

Trekking along the same path used for our descent, we set off on the journey out of the Canyon. An intense and arduous climb, but the exhilaration at reaching the rim is a feeling you’ll never forget!

In the late afternoon we transfer to our hotel in Las Vegas – the 24 hour party capital of the world – where we’ll celebrate our achievements in style with a special dinner and a night on the town for those that are not too tired to party!

Distance trekked – approx. 10 miles.

Day 7 - Return flight to UK

In the morning we transfer to the airport for our flight to the UK.

Day 8

Arrive back in the UK.

(Please note, this is a complex itinerary and subject to change)

Grand Canyon

Challenge dates and costs


Saturday 9 - Saturday 16 May 2015
Saturday 3 - Saturday 10 October 2015

Cost option A:
Registration Fee £399 + Min Sponsorship £3150

Cost option B:
Registration Fee £399 + Self Funding £1575 + Sponsorship

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For more information, please contact Rosalind Cole:
Telephone: 028 9024 5729

Age NI Advice Line:
0808 808 7575

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